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Introduction; How to use this book and get most out of it; The dictionary; Appendix: system for arrangement of extant vascular plants; Acknowledgement of sources: 1. Floras and handbooks, websites; 2. Periodicals; Abbreviations and symbols (used in this book): 1. General; 2. Authors' names; New names used in this book.

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With 1400 additional entries, this fully updated edition is a comprehensive reference for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants.

About the Author

David J. Mabberley is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford. He was consecutively Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle; Keeper of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London; and Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. He is Professor Extraordinary at Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands; Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University Sydney; and Honorary Research Associate, National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Burbidge Medal 'for services to Australian plant systematics' from the Australian Systematic Botany Society (2003); the Cuatrecasas Medal 'for excellence in tropical botany' from the Smithsonian Institution (2004); the Peter H. Raven Award 'for exceptional contributions to scientific outreach' from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2004); the Linnean Medal for Botany from the Linnean Society of London (2006); and the Robert Allerton Award for Excellence in Tropical Botany from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (2011). He was also honoured with a Fellowship of the Indian Botanical Society in 2015.

Reviews

'[The book] brings together the latest information on plant classification, catalogues all generic names of seed-plants, ferns and clubmosses, and economically important mosses and algae, provides concise information on plant morphology and geographical distribution, and has a wealth of information on plant uses. With each new edition, entries for vernacular and trade names are growing in number ... In fact the 26,000 entries are so rich in information, that in a way the Plant-book can replace a whole botanical library. ... Mabberley's Plant-book remains a treasure-trove of botanical knowledge ' Pieter Baas, IAWA Journal
'David Mabberley has rendered a singular service to the field of botany through successive editions of his comprehensive and highly accurate Plant-book. The appearance of a thoroughly-revised 4th edition is a welcome event; in the rapidly-changing field of plant names, it completely supersedes all earlier editions and would be a worthy addition to both personal and institutional libraries to serve as a ready reference to the whole range of generic and higher-order names of vascular plants, complete with information on economically and ecologically important species and cultivars ... The access to the primary literature that this masterful work makes possible is of fundamental importance for botanical research of any kind ... Mabberley has produced an essential reference for botanists, gardeners and naturalists, professional or amateur, that is a pleasure to browse and enjoy as a fine aid to discovery.' Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
'... an invaluable and authoritative reference work to be kept close at hand and dipped into regularly for enlightenment and entertainment.' Karen Wilson, Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter
Praise for previous edition: 'The Plant-Book is now widely established as a classic botanical work and an essential reference for any person, professional or amateur ... recommended as an essential and modern reference for anyone interested in botany.' New Zealand Journal of Botany
Praise for previous edition: 'No-one working seriously with living vascular plants should be without a copy.' Choice
Praise for previous edition: 'Send your congratulations to Mabberley by purchasing a copy. It may encourage him to produce a [new] edition.' P. Mick Richardson, Plant Science Bulletin
Praise for previous edition: 'This book is an extremely valuable reference for researchers in plant biology, and perhaps even more for those in other fields involving plants. The compact format of the book adds to its value, making it a portable reference.' Neal M. Williams, The Quarterly Review of Biology
Praise for previous edition: 'This is first and foremost a reference for taxonomists and is a most handy and useful book for horticulturists wishing for a comprehensive single volume for taxonomic inquiry. The book contains an incredible amount of information and is a credit to the perseverance and work of Dr Mabberley.' Allan M. Armitage, HortScience
Praise for previous edition: 'The 858 thin (but strong) pages, the hard cover, and the small dimensions ... make this book the true portable, practical and most updated reference manual on today's market, and I recommend it to any person interested in plants.' Brittania
Praise for previous edition: 'David J. Mabberley and his wondrous Plant-Book ... being all encompassing and indispensable, the botanical equivalent of Johnson's Dictionary.' Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books
Praise for previous edition: 'I am rarely without Mabberley's Plant-Book. Not only my desert-island book, it's one that would actually be useful on a desert island, even if the island had nothing more to offer than the cartoonist's obligatory coconut palm. Essential kit for botanists, gardeners and naturalists ... Much more than a gazetteer of global flora, it includes the currently accepted botanical name of each genus, details of its distribution and ecology, its biology and taxonomic relationships, its vernacular names and the uses made of it by humankind. It achieves all this in only 1,040 pages by resorting to a botanical shorthand that's compressed but never cryptic.' Country Life
Praise for previous edition: '... this is a plant dictionary of a different sort, written for botanists, horticulturalists, ecologists and writers, and listing everything you could possibly need to know about plants.' The Professional Gardener
Praise for previous edition: 'This book is in a class of its own. ... this has long been, and still is, the book to have if you are interested in plants in any way. Should you want to know what family a plant genus is in, or how many species are in the genus Solanum, or what strange uses some plants are put to, this book is indispensable. ... This book is unique. It is an indispensable resource that belongs on every plant lover's shelf, to be consulted often and to be enjoyed.' The Plantsman
'I can scarcely improve on the hosannas sung in my review of the first edition ... [it] is the single most used botany book I have, one that gets almost daily consultation.' Rudolf Schmid, Taxon
'... a fact book for which I shall almost eternally be grateful. Botanists and serious gardeners everywhere should go down on their knees in gratitude for Cambridge University Press and for the travail of Dr D. J. Mabberley who has laboured to produce The Plant Book. I can only join fellow botanists and horticulturists in saying Thank You'.' Stefan Buczacki, The Guardian
'[The book] brings together the latest information on plant classification, catalogues all generic names of seed-plants, ferns and clubmosses, and economically important mosses and algae, provides concise information on plant morphology and geographical distribution, and has a wealth of information on plant uses. With each new edition, entries for vernacular and trade names are growing in number ... In fact the 26,000 entries are so rich in information, that in a way the Plant-book can replace a whole botanical library. ... Mabberley's Plant-book remains a treasure-trove of botanical knowledge ' Pieter Baas, IAWA Journal
'David Mabberley has rendered a singular service to the field of botany through successive editions of his comprehensive and highly accurate Plant-book. The appearance of a thoroughly-revised 4th edition is a welcome event; in the rapidly-changing field of plant names, it completely supersedes all earlier editions and would be a worthy addition to both personal and institutional libraries to serve as a ready reference to the whole range of generic and higher-order names of vascular plants, complete with information on economically and ecologically important species and cultivars ... The access to the primary literature that this masterful work makes possible is of fundamental importance for botanical research of any kind ... Mabberley has produced an essential reference for botanists, gardeners and naturalists, professional or amateur, that is a pleasure to browse and enjoy as a fine aid to discovery.' Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
'... an invaluable and authoritative reference work to be kept close at hand and dipped into regularly for enlightenment and entertainment.' Karen Wilson, Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter
Praise for previous edition: `The Plant-Book is now widely established as a classic botanical work and an essential reference for any person, professional or amateur ... recommended as an essential and modern reference for anyone interested in botany.' New Zealand Journal of Botany
Praise for previous edition: `No-one working seriously with living vascular plants should be without a copy.' Choice
Praise for previous edition: `Send your congratulations to Mabberley by purchasing a copy. It may encourage him to produce a [new] edition.' P. Mick Richardson, Plant Science Bulletin
Praise for previous edition: `This book is an extremely valuable reference for researchers in plant biology, and perhaps even more for those in other fields involving plants. The compact format of the book adds to its value, making it a portable reference.' Neal M. Williams, The Quarterly Review of Biology
Praise for previous edition: `This is first and foremost a reference for taxonomists and is a most handy and useful book for horticulturists wishing for a comprehensive single volume for taxonomic inquiry. The book contains an incredible amount of information and is a credit to the perseverance and work of Dr Mabberley.' Allan M. Armitage, HortScience
Praise for previous edition: `The 858 thin (but strong) pages, the hard cover, and the small dimensions ... make this book the true portable, practical and most updated reference manual on today's market, and I recommend it to any person interested in plants.' Brittania
Praise for previous edition: `David J. Mabberley and his wondrous Plant-Book ... being all encompassing and indispensable, the botanical equivalent of Johnson's Dictionary.' Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books
Praise for previous edition: `I am rarely without Mabberley's Plant-Book. Not only my desert-island book, it's one that would actually be useful on a desert island, even if the island had nothing more to offer than the cartoonist's obligatory coconut palm. Essential kit for botanists, gardeners and naturalists ... Much more than a gazetteer of global flora, it includes the currently accepted botanical name of each genus, details of its distribution and ecology, its biology and taxonomic relationships, its vernacular names and the uses made of it by humankind. It achieves all this in only 1,040 pages by resorting to a botanical shorthand that's compressed but never cryptic.' Country Life
Praise for previous edition: `... this is a plant dictionary of a different sort, written for botanists, horticulturalists, ecologists and writers, and listing everything you could possibly need to know about plants.' The Professional Gardener
Praise for previous edition: `This book is in a class of its own. ... this has long been, and still is, the book to have if you are interested in plants in any way. Should you want to know what family a plant genus is in, or how many species are in the genus Solanum, or what strange uses some plants are put to, this book is indispensable. ... This book is unique. It is an indispensable resource that belongs on every plant lover's shelf, to be consulted often and to be enjoyed.' The Plantsman
'I can scarcely improve on the hosannas sung in my review of the first edition ... [it] is the single most used botany book I have, one that gets almost daily consultation.' Rudolf Schmid, Taxon
'... a fact book for which I shall almost eternally be grateful. Botanists and serious gardeners everywhere should go down on their knees in gratitude for Cambridge University Press and for the travail of Dr D. J. Mabberley who has laboured to produce The Plant Book. I can only join fellow botanists and horticulturists in saying Thank You'.' Stefan Buczacki, The Guardian

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